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Trump Administration Bars Asylum for Central Americans Traveling Through Mexico

The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security are amending their respective regulations to limit asylum claims made by any migrants who attempt to enter the United States along the southern border without first applying for asylum in a third country through which they travelled. The rule would have the effect of sharply limiting asylum claims for non-Mexicans attempting to enter the United States by traveling through Mexico. The rule is available here and below.


The Lawfare Podcast: The National Security Institute on Hot Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy

Our friends from the National Security Institute at George Mason University stopped by earlier this week for their 3rd edition of Faultlines, to discuss a slew of U.S. foreign policy challenges. Lester Munson, Jodi Herman, and Dana Stroul, all former Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffers, as well as Matthew Heiman, an NSI senior fellow and experienced international and national security attorney, talked about Iran, the G20, North Korea, and what other U.S. foreign policy issues they are watching. 


Livestream: House Judiciary Hearing on Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part III: Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct” at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. A video of the hearing is available below and here.

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